Baptism of Sylvester, 1819

Dublin Core

Title

Baptism of Sylvester, 1819

Subject

Slaves, Sacraments

Description

Baptismal record for Sylvester, the son of Joe and Easter, slaves of Newtown, dated June 4, 1819. Joe and Easter (or Esther) Greenleaf and their children, including Sylvester, were sold to Henry Johnson in 1838. Their names appear on the list of births at Newtown, the Articles of Agreement and bills of sale, the manifest of the Katherine Jackson, and subsequent documents from Louisiana.

This record is from a sacramental register for Newtown in the Maryland Province Archives in Special Collections at Georgetown University. The register is fragile and the binding has come apart. Special Collections is preserving and digitizing this valuable document, and we will make a digitized version available online as soon as possible.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1819-06-04

Contributor

Adam Rothman

Rights

Lauinger Library

Relation

GSA1Articles of agreement between Thomas F. Mulledy, of Georgetown, District of Columbia, of one part, and Jesse Beatty and Henry Johnson, of the State of Louisiana, of the other part. 19th June 1838

GSA2Manifest of the Katherine Jackson, 1838


GSA8: Bill of sale for 56 slaves from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson, 1838


GSA38: Slaves born at Newtown, 1806-1835


GSA63: Census of slaves to be sold in 1838

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Baptismal record

Identifier

GSA72

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

4th June 1819 was Baptized Sylvester the Property of New Town born 12th Feby. 1819 of Joe + Easter lawfully married – Sponsors:  Mrs Ann Meryman + Revd. Peter Devos –

                   Test – Revd. Petrus Joannes Priest 

Original Format

Manuscript

Files

Citation

Maryland Province Archives, “Baptism of Sylvester, 1819,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed August 18, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/80.

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